Why Reusable Bags?

What’s so great about reusables bags?

The average reusable bag has a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 disposable plastic bags.

One person using reusable bags over their lifetime would remove 22,000+ plastic bags from the environment

Thousands of disposable plastic bags litter our county. How often do you see a reusable bag as litter?

Get the facts:

Billions of plastic bags become litter: Only 2% of plastic bags are recycled in the United States. (EPA) Most are thrown out.

Plastic bags can take 15-1000 years to decompose:  Bags need exposure to sunlight to decompose.  (www.thebalance.com)

Plastic bags make up more than 10% of washed up debris on the U.S. coastline:  Plastic bags often come from inland streams and can be ingested by marine animals or entrap them. (www.reusethisbag.com)

Good quality reusable bags are affordable and available:  From flat bottomed stiff insulated bags to floppy net bags, there is something for everyone.




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